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Recipes for National Sauvignon Blanc Day

Toast to Sauvignon Blanc Day with these perfect pairings from Taste and Savor's Chef Nancy Waldeck!

Toast to Sauvignon Blanc Day with these fresh recipes from Taste and Savor's Chef Nancy Waldeck!

Sauvignon Blanc is the perfect spring wine because it goes well with:

  • Green Vegetables (asparagus, zucchini, fresh peas, artichokes)
  • Bright Herbs like Basil, Cilantro, Parsley, Dill, Mint

Sauvignon Blanc is the perfect pesto partner – and goes great with goat cheese!

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Goat Cheese and Pesto – a Four-Ingredient Appetizer 

  • 1 Log Goat Cheese
  • ½ Cup Prepared Pesto
  • 4 Grape Tomatoes Chopped
  • Bread or Crackers

Press the Goat Cheese down on a plate, drizzle with pesto and sprinkle with chopped tomatoes. Serve with bread or crackers.

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Kale Caesar Salad

  • About ¼ of a Loaf of Whole Wheat or Rustic Country Bread, torn into pieces
  • Olive Oil in a Sprayer
  • Sea Salt and Freshly Ground Black Pepper
  • 1 Bunch Lacinato or Flat Leaf Kale
  • Easy Caesar Dressing
  • Parmesan Shavings

Step One

Preheat the oven to 400F. Spray the bread with the olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Bake for about 10 minutes, tossing half way through, until crispy and browned.

Step Two

Take the tough rib out of the center of each each piece of kale and stack the leaves in piles of 3 of 4. Roll the leaves up like a cylinder and slice the leaves thinly. Place the kale in a large salad bowl. Toss with the dressing and top with Parmesan that has been shaved with a peeler and the croutons.

Easy Caesar Dressing

  • ¼ Cup Low Fat Yogurt
  • 1 TB Red Wine Vinegar
  • 6 Anchovy Fillets, chopped
  • 1TB Worcestershire Sauce
  • 6 – 8 Basil Leaves, roughly chopped
  • 1Tsp Dijon Mustard
  • 2 TB Lemon Juice
  • ¼ Cup Shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 2 TB Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Sea Salt and Freshly Ground Pepper to taste

Put all the ingredients in a food processer and puree.